Birthday Cake Number 55

Birthday Cake Number 55 happened this week. My oldest celebrated his 15th birthday complete with his traditional, quite inventive and very yummy birthday cake! We came up with this signature cake on his golden birthday (your golden birthday is the year that your age is the same as your birthday. For example: when you turn 15 on the 15th.) I wasn’t sure how to make gold colored frosting but in our experimenting we discovered that crushed Butterfinger candies have a golden tint to them. We started with an angel food cake (his favorite) frosted it with whipped cream (my handy-dandy birthday cake shortcut!) and then threw crushed Butterfingers all over the cake. You do need to throw them about the cake, especially on the sides if you want them to stick! The combination is really tasty and has become his traditional birthday cake. I’d love to try this idea with Andees mints sometime, wouldn’t that be good! But then whipped cream with any kind of chocolate is always a good thing!